Interdisciplinairy project

Course Code :2003OIWIDP
Study domain:Instructional and educational
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st/2nd semester
Contact hours:54
Study load (hours):336
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Jozef Colpaert
Peter Van Petegem
Vincent Donche
Sven De Maeyer
Jan Vanhoof
David Gijbels
Piet Van den Bossche
Bart Wille
Karen Meynen
Kristin Vanlommel

3. Course contents *

Project based learning
During the interdisciplinary project-course module, students are involved in analysing and solving a real-life problem proposed by an existing organisation. Students are part of a self-regulating team, comprised out of 6 students and one tutor, responsible for both analysing the problem situation and planning, developing an implementing a scientifically grounded solution. In order to accomplish this, students organise weekly team-meetings with their project groups. At least once every semester students, tutor and representatives of the organisation supplying the problem, gather to discuss the progress of the project.

During the academic year students can also take part in 4 workshops, focussing on specific aspect of the problem solving process:


  1. Planning and managing a project
  2. Organising meetings and managing a team
  3. Writing convincing project-papers
  4. Orally presenting project results

Learning is central in this project-based course. Therefore students are not assessed on whether they solved the problem, but on the quality and professionalism of their problem solving process. 






Interdisciplinary approach
The problems students face contain both a research and an implementation component. To reach this, Students must integrate and transfer knowledge, insights and skills attained in other course-modules to this problem solving process.